drug http://chelseamamma.co.uk/wp-includes/option.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>The delegation, which is on a four day tour, is set to visit Police Training School (PTS) in Gishali, Ruhango and Muhanga Police stations purposely to witness several welfare programs and to see how Police officers execute their activities.
Speaking to press at Police General Headquarters in Kacyiru, the head of the Uganda delegation Under Secretary Rogers Muhirwa said the purpose of the visit was to learn from Rwanda National Police welfare schemes and see how they can implement them back home to improve the welfare of their personnel.
“It is impressive to see how Rwanda National Police provides meals to Police officers,” Muhirwa said.
“We had our lunch from the senior officer’s mess and observed how happily Police officers are while having meals in the same place,” Muhirwa added.
He lauded the use health insurance by Rwanda National Police officers and the housing scheme.
Muhirwa observed that such cooperation should continue in order to better maintain law and order in both Rwanda and Uganda and in the region.
Superintendent (Supt.) Theophile Kamali, the Director of welfare at Rwanda National Police commended the good cooperation between the two Police forces.
Supt. Kamali observed that such cooperation facilitates sharing best practices.
“There is much Uganda Police Force can learn from our experience much as we can learn from theirs,” Kamali noted.
“We have the Zigma Credit Saving Scheme which is working quite well. If they can start and implement a similar project, it would be useful to their personnel,” he added.
Ugandan cops continue to live under deplorable conditions.
The better part of the low ranking officers resides in dilapidated one-roomed houses commonly known as “mama ingia-pole.”
On top of this, Uganda cops receive low wages; a reason corruption continues eating up the force’s moral fabric.
The institution is considered one of the most corrupt institutions in the country.
The decision to pick a leaf from Rwanda Police welfare schemes could be a correct step in the right direction.